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Making The Most Of Employee Benefits: Communication Is Key

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Communication is vital for employee benefits adoption but many employers are missing the mark. At a time when many people are unable to see their GPs — either because they are scared to attend face-to-face appointments for fear of catching coronavirus, or simply due to a lack of available GP appointments — the role of employee benefits has perhaps never …

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Positive Developments In Group PMI

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Paul Howell

It is a word that is often overused, but the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been ‘unprecedented’. One of the sectors in particular that has experienced a significant amount of upheaval has been the group medical insurance industry.  In addition to supporting employers and employees adapt to working remotely, the sector has also seen NHS waiting lists rise to …

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How Group Risk Products Can Be Pivotal During A Pandemic

In Group Income Protection, Industry News, Insurance by Matthew Bucknall

As if employee benefits needed any more reasons to be at the top of every employer’s agenda, the coronavirus pandemic has firmly underlined their importance once more.  Here we take a quick look at how three group risk products can be pivotal during a pandemic, providing reassurance, faster access to healthcare and direct financial support. Group life assurance pays Sadly, …

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Third Of Employers Failing To Fully Support Their Long-Term Absent Employees

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

One in three employers do not provide support to help long-term absent employees return to work, new research has found. According to the study by Opinium on behalf of GRiD Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, 31% of employers do not make early intervention services available to help staff who have been absent …

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What Employers And Employees Want When It Comes To Benefits

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Tom Pullinger

In a recent post our MD, Claire Ginnelly, highlighted the important role of employee benefits in a post-COVID world. Following on from that post, there have been several pieces of interesting research published recently, all of which focus on what employers and employees want when it comes to benefits. Employers want to improve employee engagement According to the Employee Benefits …

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The Role Of Employee Benefits Post-COVID

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Claire Ginnelly

As my colleague Tom Pullinger recently highlighted, presenteeism is rife among home workers, with more than a third of employees who are currently working from home saying they have continued to work during lockdown despite feeling unwell. It’s a reality that outlines the effect of the ‘always on’ work culture that has emerged over the last decade. But the more …

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Why Employee Benefits Benefit Everyone Involved

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Paul Connolly

The vast majority of employers believe employee benefits are good for business, as well as staff. That’s the key finding to come from research by Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector. According to the GRiD poll, over four-fifths (81%) of businesses believe that looking after the mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing of …

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New Study Identifies Four Talent Trends For 2020

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Raina Dhillon

Top employers are navigating uncertain economic times by focussing on the health, financial wellbeing and careers of their employees, a study suggests. According to a report by Mercer, the worldwide consultancy firm, there are four trends for multinational organisations and those with globally mobile employees to “win with empathy” now and post-pandemic. The current COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent uncertainty …

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Income Protection: More Than Just Insurance

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Protection by Stephen Ellis

Figures show that income protection (IP) sales are healthy. In fact, according to data released by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), IP sales in the first half of 2019 reached their highest level since FCA records began in Q2 of 2005. But while many people understand that income protection and group income protection are primarily designed to provide an income …

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Why Use An Employee Benefits Broker?

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Paul Connolly

To attract and retain the best talent, companies know that they need to be offering competitive employee benefits packages, specifically, packages that have been created with employees’ needs and wants at the forefront. But navigating the health insurance and employee benefits market can be tricky, especially if it’s an area you’re not that familiar with. Add to this the fact …

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The Delicate Issue Of Cancer Cover & Group PMI

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Tom Pullinger

Cancer survival rates are higher than ever, having doubled in the last 40 years, according to Cancer Research UK. In fact, the charity says 50% of people diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for 10 years or more (2010-11). One of the main reasons why cancer survival rates have improved so significantly is because of the …

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Sickness Absence Is Severely Impacting UK SMEs But Uptake Of Protection Remains Low

In Business, Group Income Protection, Protection by Tom Pullinger

UK SMES are being severely impacted by sickness absence, a new study has found, yet a huge number are still overlooking financial products that could benefit both them and their employees. According to the survey from benefits provider Unum, 44% of UK SMEs said they have had at least one employee absent for four weeks or more in the last …